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Concord and Fantasy Merge

Concord Records and Fantasy announced Concord’s acquisition of Fantasy on Dec. 1. The two companies have merged to form Concord Music Group, Inc, which will be one of the largest adult-focused recorded music companies in the world, according to a press release.

Concord Records has spent its 31 years focusing on jazz, traditional pop and adult contemporary formats, best exemplified in its current multi-platinum release of Ray Charles’ last recording Genius Loves Company. Fantasy owns one of the largest catalogs of jazz, blues, R&B and rock, including John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Bill Evans, Ella Fitzgerald and Thelonious Monk. Fantasy also owns and operates Fantasy Recording Studios in Berkeley, Calif.

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